STAND. COM. REP. NO.975-02
RE: H.C.R. No. 197
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 197 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING A REVIEW OF THE HEALTH CARE NEEDS OF WEST MAUI RESIDENTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this concurrent resolution is to request the State Health Planning and Development Agency (SHPDA), with the cooperation of the Department of Health Emergency Medical Services System Branch, Healthcare Association of Hawaii, and Maui Memorial Medical Center, to review the health care needs of West Maui.
SHPDA submitted testimony in support of the measure.
Your Committee finds that West Maui can sometimes be isolated from the rest of the island, particularly when there is an accident or other situation causing the closure of the main roads into the area. This poses a potentially dangerous situation if emergency services are not able to travel between West Maui and the rest of the island.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 197 and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,
DENNIS A. ARAKAKI, Chair